Updates Causing Screen Cutoffs

Recently i installed 17 updates and after the computer rebooted (and updated some registry files) my screen had been resized to not display ~2 inches from both sides. It shows everything but just doesn't use the whole monitor. I tried changing the resolution but many resolutions were out of range (when they weren't before).

Some of my system specs:nvidia 9800 gt graphics card asus m3n78-vm motherboard amd athon ii x2 245 processor via high definition audio card westinghouse lcm 22w3 monitor (22") i have installed nvidia driver version 258. 96 from either 197. 45 or 15. 49 (not sure which), with the only noticeable change being that now i can change my resolution to 1600x900 on the nvidia control panel and it changes the resolution but chops off the same amount of area (therefore not letting me see the left or right-hand 2 inches of the screen, including the start button or time). Changing the resolution through the windows screen resolution window still gives me "out of range. "I have checked for bios drivers and mine are up to date.

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Flash Player Causing Blue Screen Error

I have recently bought a new system. Everything runs perfectly except for one critical problem; i can't view flash videos or anything played in a web browser by flash player. Animated flash advertisements will load to the first couple of frames, i will hear a bit of noise and then a brief 1-2 second system hang and straight in to a blue screen. Same goes for youtube etc, might see a frame, if that, a brief noise and hang/blue-screen. This has occurred since i have purchased the pc.

I have attempted to fix the problem by updating my graphics drivers to the latest, updating flash player to the latest, updating sound drivers to the latest.

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Posted On: 2010-07-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-25 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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During my first log-in after the update, all the programs i had pinned to the taskbar disappeared, and i had desktop icons on my screen which hadn't been there in a few months at least. When starting up any web browser, all my favorites are gone, as well as any customization. I can't start up windows messenger because i get error code 84cc0020. Restarting the computer restored the icons to the taskbar, but the lack of aero persisted. After using system restore to go to a point before the update, all that changes is that i no longer have the updates installed, while all the other problems remain.

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How can i revert the installed update? It's not showing up in the view installed updates window. Failing that, (or if it turns out that's not the cause of the problem) how can i get a clean copy of the file from my install cds? I tried booting up the cd and getting a recovery console, but using the 64-bit cd the syswow64 folder was pretty much empty (stands to reason), and using the 32-bit cd it wouldn't give me a console at all (on account of this being a 64-bit install).

If anyone has any ideas, that'd be grand. I tried sfc /scannow, and that confirmed that there is a problem in urlmon.dll, but it said it was unable to repair the file. I'd rather not have to do a full reinstall over a single file, especially since this is a relatively new install anyway.
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Posted On: 2010-02-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I attempted to upgrade my driver to it's most recent version through the hp website, but after installing the driver, it says that my "digital signature" cannot be verified. (Code 52). Hp offered no support, neither did the manufacturer of the driver, idt.

Idt high definition audio codec

Version i am attempting to upgrade to
6. 10. 6225. 0

Computer model
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Windows 7

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Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .


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So what happens to my laptop which i can't find where may work improperly ? Should i uninstall all the updates and reinstall them by date ( the oldest first )? I have installed 3 hotfixes ( kb941997-kb938725-kb936003 ) came with my laptop dvd ; are there sp1? And if i installed sp2 throw windows updates ? My system is windows vista home premium 32 bit .

Posted On: 2009-07-04 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ms Updates - C: Drive Critical

My c drive is filling up with ms updates. I fitted a new (2nd) hard drive to cope but the updates default to c. Ms technician told me if i did a clean re-install i could reformat my drives and change the letters, but he didn't tell me how to get round the master/slave settings, so i'm stuck on the old c drive at the moment, however many times i do a re-install. The technician supporting then disappeared and changed his email so all further appeals for assistance bounced.

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Microsoft .net framework 3. 5 service pack 1 and .net framework 3. 5 family update for .net versions 2. 0 through 3. 5 (kb951847) x86.

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Windows Updates Fail

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Update for windows vista for x64-based systems (kb980248)
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Security Updates Fail

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Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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I'm receiving error 8e5e0147, while trying to install the following updates:


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Security update for microsoft office excel 2007 (kb978382)
Security update for microsoft office visio viewer 2007 (kb973709)
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Security update for microsoft powerpoint 2007 (kb957789)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb969559)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb969613)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb972581)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb974234)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb978830)
Update for microsoft office infopath 2007 (kb976416)
Update for microsoft word 2007 (kb974561)

I put this question in windows vista section, but the system here put my question in the windows 7 section. The os i'm running is windows vista.

Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Automatic Updates Error

I'm running window xp home. Every day i get the reminder that updates are ready and i click express install. After a while a pop up is displayed indicating that "some updates could not be installed". I've rebooted and tried again without success.

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Microsoft .net framework 1. 1 service pack 1 security update for windows 2000, windows xp, windows vista, windows server 2008, windows 7, and windows server 2008 r2 (kb953297)

Microsoft .net framework 2. 0 service pack 1 security update for windows 2000, windows server 2003, and windows xp (kb953300)

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I reboot and it tries to configure all the updates and then begins a continuous loop of failure to configure and restart. So i pop my install disk in and use system restore to get back to the status i was in before the 24 updates. When done using the system it of course had the 24 updates it wanted to install again, so i clicked the install/shutdown button and let it do it's thing.

Came back the next evening and turned on the computer and went into a loop again where it would fail on configure then retry and then finally reboot itself and start this all over again. If this continues i will have to backup the files i want to keep and do a fresh install. Anyone know what is causing this?

Posted On: 2010-05-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Unable To Download Updates

Using xp sp3 and ie7.

In order to download updates, i have to go to a different computer, download the update and copy them over to this computer.

When i go to the microsoft download/updates section and try to download anything, i get the message "internet explorer cannot display the web page".

So far, i have:
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What else should i try?

Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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There are two updates ready for download, but they are not checked. These aren't optional updates. So far, i have only been downloading the checked ones. I have a windows vista home premium 64-bit computer. These are the two updates listed:

Kb977165 (security update for windows vista for x64-based systems)
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I would like to know why these are listed, but not checked. Should they have been checked? As i mentioned, they are not optional updates.

Posted On: 2010-02-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .